A large group of illegal migrants from Iraq and Afghanistan were detained by Polish border guards, they tried to secretly cross the Belarusian-Polish border.
A message about the incident appeared on the website of the Polish Border Guard Service. According to the department, the patrol came across traces of refugees near the village of Cheremkha, in the border zone. The leadership of the frontier post announced the beginning of a special operation to capture illegal immigrants.
Soon, border guards detained 9 migrants. Another 20 tried to escape on the train to Warsaw, but their hopes did not materialize. All of them were removed from him and sent to the migration center. It took several more hours to detain the last refugee.
The group of illegal immigrants is 1 woman, the rest are adult men. Migration services will determine their future fate. It is not reported whether any of the group managed to escape from the border guards.
The Polish Foreign Minister has called neighboring Belarus a “tourist bureau” for illegal migrants. He agrees with the version of the Lithuanian authorities about the organized transportation of refugees by the Belarusian leadership. The minister promised to initiate another package of sanctions against Minsk.
The migration crisis related to Belarus began in May. The Lithuanian authorities report an increase in the influx of refugees by 20 times compared to last year. Vilnius accuses Minsk and personally Lukashenka. It is assumed that the Belarusian authorities use the national tour operator Tsentrkurort to move Iraqi and Syrian refugees to the borders of the European Union, while not forgetting to earn a certain amount on everyone who wants to get into the EU.